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    Robert Reich: "Obama Is Back"

    Huffington Post October 17, 2012 He's Back! Tonight our President was articulate and forceful -- in sharp contrast to his performance in the first presidential debate. He stated his beliefs, he defended his record. He told America where he wanted to take the nation in his second...
    goodogstay goodogstay 46-50, M 4 Responses Oct 17, 2012

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    OBAMA TO DEMS: .I'LL ACT WITH OR WITHOUT

    CONGRESS...................................................................January 16, 2013.......President Obama has told Senate Democrats he plans to use his executive authority to act in 2014 when Congress stands in his way. Obama met with senators from his own party...
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    Romney Likens Hurricane Relief To Cleaning Up Rubbish From a Football Field

    Source: Joan Walsh Salon.com October 30, 2012 ROMNEY LIKENS HURRICANE RELIEF TO CLEANING UP RUBBISH AND PAPER PRODUCTS FROM A FOOTBALL FIELD... IS HE JOKING? It's become a platitude to say that no one should be playing politics with Hurricane Sandy, but that's silly. When the...
    goodogstay goodogstay 46-50, M 9 Responses Oct 31, 2012

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    Goodbye Red States!

    Someone emailed this to me prior to the recent election. It's pretty funny... Dear Red States:  We're ticked off at your neanderthal attitudes and politics and we've decided we're leaving: "Legitimate rape" is almost reason enough!    We in New York intend to form our own...
    musicbook musicbook 56-60, M 18 Responses Nov 14, 2012

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    OPERATION AMERICAN SPRING FALLS FLAT.

    ......... Source: Washington Times May 16, 2014 Operation American Spring, billed as a Friday morning multi-million patriot march on Washington, D.C. to oust leadership from the nation's capital, - from President Obama to House Speaker John Boehner - has proven woefully below...
    goodogstay goodogstay 46-50, M 3 Responses May 16

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    GOP OFFICIAL CHARGED FOR DRUGGING AND RAPING WOMAN MULTIPLE TIMES

    .........Raw Story November 26, 2013 A former Chairman of the Montgomery County Republican Committee in Pennsylvania who resigned last week after being accused of sexual assault was arrested Tuesday on 19 counts, including rape and drug charges. Sources told several news outlets...
    goodogstay goodogstay 46-50, M 2 Responses Nov 26, 2013

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    miracle98 miracle98 18-21, F 1 Response Feb 23

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    I am a registered Democrat

    but I don't know how to feel about either party anymore.
    anonymousfraud anonymousfraud 26-30, F 3 Responses Jan 13

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    POLL:..GOP VOTERS WANT BREWER TO VETO SB

    1062 Arizona Capital Times February 25, 2014 A poll commissioned yesterday by a Phoenix political consulting firm finds that twice as many Republican voters in Arizona want Governor Jan Brewer to veto SB 1062 than want her to sign it. In the automated poll of 802...
    goodogstay goodogstay 46-50, M 3 Responses Feb 25

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    ..............MOST WOMEN SAY GOP DOESN'T

    UNDERSTAND THEIR PROBLEMS......Poll Finds Huffington Post, February 7, 2014 A majority of Americans -- especially female ones -- think the Republican Party is out of touch with women, according to a poll released Friday by CNN/ORC. Fifty-five percent of Americans, including...
    goodogstay goodogstay 46-50, M 3 Responses Feb 8

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    FLORIDA GOP HOUSE CANDIDATE CALLS FOR HANGING OF PRESIDENT OBAMA................................................................ Source:.Tampa Bay Times.................... ST.PETERSBURG -- As Americans honored the memory of Dr. martin Luther King Jr. on Monday, a Republican...
    goodogstay goodogstay 46-50, M 2 Responses Jan 21

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    Transcript Of Michelle Obama's Speech At The Democratic National Convention Sept 4, 2012

    CHARLOTTE, NC -- Below are the prepared remarks of First Lady Michelle Obama for the 2012 Democratic National Convention: Thank you so much, Elaine … we are so grateful for your family’s service and sacrifice … and we will always have your back. Over the past few...
    bijouxbroussard bijouxbroussard 46-50, F 6 Responses Sep 4, 2012

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    The 725 Challenge To Congress

    It's time for Senators and Congresspersons to take a bite of a reality sandwich. Granted, it doesn't taste as good as prime rib, as it's just a couple of pieces of bread made up of leftover scraps, and probably smothered in salad dressing or mayo. I digress. I challenge all...
    martysmax martysmax 61-65, F 1 Response Aug 25, 2013

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    Fox: the Socialist News Network

    No wonder why the Conservatives are screaming their  heads off about Socialism. Not to mention they don't even know the real definition! http://www.salon.com/politics/war_room/feature/2009/02/18/fox_socialism/index.html Fox: the Socialist News Network To watch Fox News on...
    JojoWazoo JojoWazoo 46-50, F 10 Responses Feb 19, 2009

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    Moved to Tears.

    I am a 28 year old female.  I regret to say that I have never voted until this year.  I was always under the impression my single vote did not count.  I never fully understood the gravity of our election process and am happy to say this election has opened my eyes...
    MissPriss32 MissPriss32 26-30 3 Responses Aug 29, 2008

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    A Favorable Attitude Towards Debt

    http://video.msnbc.msn.com/up-with-chris-hayes/47575493#47575493 God forbid (actually, thank God!)  that President Obama dares to question any aspect of capitalism, i.e.  demonizing Bain Captial....but this is THE question for Republicans...why is it perfectly fine for venture...
    LilAnnie LilAnnie 56-60, F 13 Responses May 27, 2012

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    Why I'm A Democrat - And Proud Of It

    I grew up in western KY. The state at that time was pretty much a Democrat state, but a lot of local offices were held by Republicans. Most people around us were Southern Baptists (as i was raised), Methodists, or Church of God members. My dad was a coal miner, he operated the...
    tonyt53 tonyt53 56-60, M 9 Responses Sep 26, 2012

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    Transcript Of Sandra Fluke's Speech At The Democratic National Convention Sept 5, 2012

    The Democratic National Convention released a full transcript of Sandra Fluke's speech to the 2012 Democratic National Convention (as prepared for delivery). Read the full text below: Some of you may remember that earlier this year, Republicans shut me out of a hearing on...
    bijouxbroussard bijouxbroussard 46-50, F 6 Responses Sep 5, 2012

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    The Segregationist Agenda

      The Tea Party is like the Ku Klux Klan “without the robes.”  This is what Rep. Steve Cohen from Tennessee had to say about this “grass roots” organization, which had such a significant effect on recent elections. I don’t think anyone would dispute that the Tea...
    Quintesse Quintesse 46-50, F 56 Responses Mar 16, 2011

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    I belong to no organized political party!

    I am a democrat! - Will Rodgers The Republicans are the party of bad ideas, and the Democrats are the party of no ideas! - Lewis Black
    onefootoutthedoor onefootoutthedoor 51-55, M 2 Responses Jan 14

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    Pennsylvania Law Hampers Some Voters To Get Ids

    (CBS News) In Pennsylvania, a judge held a hearing Wednesday on a challenge to the state law that requires voters to show a photo ID. The judge has until Tuesday to rule. We examine what's at stake. Sixty-eight-year-old Doris Clark was turned down three times applying for...
    bijouxbroussard bijouxbroussard 46-50, F 5 Responses Sep 27, 2012

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    Great Ted Kennedy Line About Romney

    From: Democratic Underground In a 1994 debate with Mitt Romney, "I am pro-choice," said Senator Kennedy, "My opponent is multiple choice.."
    goodogstay goodogstay 46-50, M 2 Responses Jul 26, 2012

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    How To Speak Republican

    From: Jonathan Bines The Huffington Post October 24, 2011 Talking to a Republican can be frustrating. Often it seems like they are speaking an entirely different language -- and, in many cases, they are! For this reason, in the hopes of facilitating cross-party dialogue and...
    goodogstay goodogstay 46-50, M 8 Responses Jun 12, 2012

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    I am a democrat for a variety of reasons

    but don't try and comment and debate or persuade me. If you agree comment if not don't comment. I have NOTHING against republicans a lot of my good friends are republicans nor do I debate their policies because just as I believe what I believe they believe as they wish also. I...
    Dessy101 Dessy101 18-21, F 5 Responses Jan 29

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    I'm a Democrat

    Yes, I am a registered Democrat. But somehow I feel that politics in America has gotten too polarized! It's gotten so bad that we can't even elect a president and we comment negatively about the opposite party endlessly. How can we ever come together and really make change...
    keepingwarm keepingwarm 31-35 38 Responses Dec 12, 2007

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    Republican Turned Democrat

    I am 50 years old and have been republican since I could vote when I was 18 years old. Politics and Presidents didn't really matter that much to me when I was young, however after watching the Bush Administration over these past 8 years I am disgusted with how America has turned...
    aacmana aacmana 46-50 2 Responses Aug 29, 2008

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    WOMAN DERAILS TOWN HALL GOING OFF ON WHY OBAMA

    NEEDS TO BE EXECUTED...(Video) February 5, 2014...... A recent Republican Town Hall got thrown a little off -course with something rather outlandish prompted by a member of the crowd, this time a woman who used her opportunity to talk at Congressman Jim Bridenstine's Town...
    goodogstay goodogstay 46-50, M 1 Response Feb 6

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    Born to Bleed

    On my mother's side, I'm a second-generation American.  Both her parents immigrated from Italy.  My father's family seems to go back to the 1600s in the US, so I'm only half a second genner, if you will, but on both sides of the family, my forbears had to work (hard...
    OBcean OBcean 70+, F 13 Responses Jun 14, 2006

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    STOCKMAN WALKS OUT OF STATE OF THE UNION

    SPEECH Source: The Hill Rep. Steve Stockman (R-Texas) said Tuesday night that he left President Obama's State of the Union speech early after "hearing how the President is further abusing his Constitutional powers." "I could not bear to watch as he continued to cross the...
    goodogstay goodogstay 46-50, M 3 Responses Jan 29

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    fEBRUARY 9,, 2014....

    ........................................100,000 PEOPLE MARCHED YESTERDAY.in CHARLOTTE, NORTH CAROLINA..............The "Moral March on Ralleigh" marched from Shaw University to the state capital to push back against the "immoral and unconstitutional policies of Republican...
    goodogstay goodogstay 46-50, M 2 Responses Feb 10

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    The Ayn Rand Phenomenon--I'm Shrugging Over Here

    Yeah. I read it. I also read the Fountainhead, long before it was newsworthy. I read it for Literature's sake, and because I was intrigued by the author, and because they were well-written (despite the long tedious stretches). I came away with the feeling that they were creepy...
    Quintesse Quintesse 46-50, F 41 Responses Apr 22, 2011

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    2016 CNN POLL:..CLINTON

    and CHRISTIE are DEADLOCKED ................................., December 26, 2013 WASHINGTON (CNN) -- In a potential preview of the next presidential election, a new national poll suggests Hillary Clinton and Chris Christie would be neck and neck if the 2016 contest were held...
    goodogstay goodogstay 46-50, M 1 Response Dec 26, 2013

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    SENATE GOP BLOCKS VETERANS BENEFITS

    BILL Source: ABC News Republicans stopped the veterans bill on a procedural vote, which needed 60 votes. The final tally was 56-41. Republicans and Democrats normally agree on the need to enhance benefits for the nation's 22 million veterans; but Republican senators wanted...
    goodogstay goodogstay 46-50, M 2 Responses Feb 28

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    As Far Left As You Can Imagine

    I vote Democrat simply because it is the lesser of two evils. If you had to be more accurate, I'm more of a Socialist Democrat, or maybe even a Utopian Anarchist. While I'm not into oppressive totalitarian regimes, some people have even accused me of being a Communist. But the...
    victorious victorious 26-30, M 4 Responses Apr 23, 2007

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    HOUSE PASSES "CLEAN" DEBT CEILING

    BILL Washington Post February 11, 2014 The U.S. House of Representatives has passed a year-long suspension of the Treasury's debt limit Tuesday in a vote that left Republicans once again ceding control to Democrats, following a collapse in support for an earlier proposal...
    goodogstay goodogstay 46-50, M 2 Responses Feb 11

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    Who Is Ashamed..

    ..to admit it given the state of things these days.
    jessicalynn88 jessicalynn88 26-30, F 2 Responses Nov 24, 2013

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    THE GOP PLAN TO CLOSE THE GENDER PAY GAP April

    9, 2014 Democrats are currently trying to pass the Paycheck Fairnes Act, which would end the travesty of women earning 77 cents for every dollar that men earn. Republicans are filibustering the bill. So what's THEIR plan to close the gender pay gap? Here's what Kirsten...
    goodogstay goodogstay 46-50, M 3 Responses Apr 9

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    There is no such thing as coincidence.

    Watching the democratic primary unfold, it seems clear that Barack Hussein Obama is a Republican tactical manuever.  How else could an unheard of 1st year senator be catapulted into the White House?! Forty-five years is a very young age to be in...
    vigilantcitizen vigilantcitizen 36-40, F 19 Responses Jan 7, 2008

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    A Barn Burner

    Hey, Democrats.  Hungry?  Here's some red meat.  : ) 
    LilAnnie LilAnnie 56-60, F 5 Responses Sep 5, 2012

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    GOP SENATE CANDIDATE LIKENS FOOD STAMP

    RECIPIENTS TO WILD ANIMALS Source: The Huffington Post A Republican Senate candidate equated food stamp recipients to wild animals in a Facebook post Monday. The candidate, Dr. Annette Bosworth, is running in the Republican primary to succeed Sen. Tim Johnson (D-S.D., who...
    goodogstay goodogstay 46-50, M 3 Responses May 3

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    A Contemptible School Breeds A Contemptible Attack Dog For The 1%- John Bolton

    In what may have been the opening salvo in attempts to discredit Hillary Clinton in anticipation of a 2016 Presidential bid, John Bolton recently and loudly criticized her when she was unable to appear before the Senate, and testify relating to Benghazi. Never mind that these...
    sarahc302 sarahc302 22-25, F 3 Responses Feb 10, 2013

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    HARRY REID RIPS THE KOCH BROTHERS FOR "TRYING

    TO BUY THE COUNTRY" Source: Salon.com January 30, 2014 Senate Majority leader Harry Reid (D-NV) got into it on Thursday with Minority Leader Mitch McConnell -- but it was the Koch brothers who ended up receiving most of the Nevada Democrat's ire. It all started with...
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    Transcript Of Bill Clinton's Speech At The Democratic National Convention Sept 5, 2012

    PRESIDENT BILL CLINTON: Thank you very much. Thank you. Thank you. (Sustained cheers, applause.) Thank you. Thank you. Thank you. Thank you. Now, Mr. Mayor, fellow Democrats, we are here to nominate a president. (Cheers, applause.) And I’ve got one in mind. (Cheers, applause...
    bijouxbroussard bijouxbroussard 46-50, F 1 Response Sep 5, 2012

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    Listen...

    Dear Republican, If I say the word taxes you will have a coronary, so perhaps I will whisper...revenue. Quit grabbing for your chest and listen to me for a second. Breathe. Paying taxes is not evil. You can conjure images of colonists tossing crates into the harbor  if you want...
    Quintesse Quintesse 46-50, F 20 Responses Jul 13, 2011

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    GOOD NEWS! Cliven Bundy Supporters Preparing To

    Kill Each Other We are all familiar with the ongoing saga of Cliven Bundy. An elderly, pasty-faced white extremist, and a loathsome, unrepentant racist. And we are all familiar with the so-called “patriot” groups that have travelled to Bunkerville to share the limelight...
    sarahc302 sarahc302 22-25, F 2 Responses May 7

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    Transcript Of President Barack Obama's Speech At The Democratic National Convention, Sept 6, 2012

    Below are the full remarks of President Barack Obama from the Democratic National Convention. "Michelle, I love you. The other night, I think the entire country saw just how lucky I am. Malia and Sasha, you make me so proud…but don’t get any ideas, you’re still going to...
    bijouxbroussard bijouxbroussard 46-50, F 2 Responses Sep 6, 2012

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    HANNITY & D'SOUZA'S BLAME GAME: .

    IRS, OBAMA, & BILL AYERS?...(Video)) Watch video: http://www.democraticunderground.com/1017173105/
    goodogstay goodogstay 46-50, M 1 Response Feb 1

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    Obama's Message To House Republicans About

    Impeachment......Bring It On! CNN During his recent CNN interview, President Obama not only shrugged off Republican claims of an imperial presidency, but he appeared to challenge Republicans who are talking lawsuits and impeachment to "bring it on!" CNN "Let's talk about...
    goodogstay goodogstay 46-50, M 2 Responses Jan 31

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    How Do We Stop Sinister, Devious, Ultra-Rght-Wing Trolls From Posting Lies?

    April 24, 2013 A dangerous, devious, dishonest, ultra-conservative EPer posted the following story today in the "I Think Barack Obama Is Dangerous For This Country" group "How Do We Stop Mass Shootings In America? Why is it that the people who steal guns, then go and kill...
    goodogstay goodogstay 46-50, M 12 Responses Apr 24, 2013

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    FAILED GOP SENATE CANDIDATE ARRESTED FOR

    PERJURY, ELECTION FRAUD Source: USA Today June 4, 2014 Senate hopeful Annette Bosworth seems to be having a rough go of it since South Dakota's primary on Tuesday night. Bosworth turned herself into authorities Wednesday afternoon shortly after state Attorney General Marty...
    goodogstay goodogstay 46-50, M 3 Responses Jun 4

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    Protect Me, Please

    Call me crazy, but I like to feel protected, safe, like someone out there is looking out for me, and that's why I have always felt that regulation and oversight in government was a good thing. I like the sound of the Consumer Protection Agency, for example, because by definition...
    Quintesse Quintesse 46-50, F 11 Responses Feb 16, 2011

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    Lyndon Johnson – Comedian-in-ChiefLyndon

    Johnson is one of my favorite U.S. presidents. This is primarily because of his “Great Society” domestic agenda, which brought us Medicare and Medicaid, the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the Civil Rights Act of 1968, the Voting Rights Act (1965), Head Start, Job Corps...
    Rutterman Rutterman 36-40, M 3 Responses Jun 19

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    Let's fix the economy!

    ! My proposition is as follows...1. Raise the min wage 2. Give Everyone with thrashed credit a 650 credit score...if you have bitchin' credit that you have worked hard for - you keep it . 3. Give more SMALL Biz tax breaks...
    chrrris1420 chrrris1420 41-45, M 6 Responses Mar 19

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